Waller hopes to restore public’s trust

Mississippi Chief Justice Bill L. Waller Jr. said on Wednesday he hopes to restore public trust in Mississippi’s judicial system by promoting “a fair and efficient administration” in the state’s Supreme Court.

Waller, who was elected as chief justice in January, said the high court plans to boost public confidence by providing better access to state courts and court records.

“We’ve got to make sure that those at the poverty level have access to the civil courts,” Waller told the Hattiesburg American editorial board.

He said the court has initiated several measures to increase funding to provide all citizens access to legal assistance.

Hattiesburg American